Calling all caffeine addicts..

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Do you love your morning smoothies? I know that I do but now you can love them a little bit more by adding Rebel Kitchen Coconut Milk Drink, Coffee, 11 Fluid Ounce  into your vegan friendly creation. You get your caffeine intake with fair trade coffee beans without any refined sugar, preservatives, or additives. With only four ingredients, organic coconut milk, organic date nectar, organic coffee, and spring water, you can start your day the right way!

It not only tastes delicious but gives you enough energy to start your day. Don’t worry, it doesn’t have that bitter coffee taste. I was highly impressed by how well it paired with the banana and nut butter. You get your potassium, essential vitamins, plant based protein, and a slightly frozen  breakfast mix.

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It’s totally soy free, gluten free, and dairy free and an easy way to make a healthy breakfast.

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What to do:

Pour all your ingredients into the blender. I use my Magic Bullet NutriBullet 12-Piece High-Speed Blender/Mixer System“>nutribullet to make a delicious smoothie! Enjoy 🙂

 

 

 

 

Seapoint Farms brings healthy snackin’ to you!

Seapoint Farms makes edamame, seaweed crisps, and pasta loaded with 24 grams of protein.  All of their products are non-GMO verified and totally vegan friendly. It’s perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up!

I always try to grab a healthy light snack that can conveniently fit into my bag. Grab and go is my motto. I love their seaweed crisps that have a bit of a crunch and flavoring to balance out the seaweed taste. Try the Seapoint Farms Seaweed Crisps, Pumpkin Sesame, 1.2 Ounce (Pack of 12)“>almond sesame and pumpkin sesame; my two personal favorites!

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Try all of their healthy products! Don’t worry Christa Alexis will be back with recipe ideas! 🙂

Say “Epiphany” To Vegan Face Masks

Epiphany Soapworks makes all-natural and vegan friendly products that are totally good for your skin without all that extra stuff. Soaps, face masks, and beard oils are perfect for all skin types.  Based out of Tennessee, each product is handcrafted with quality ingredients; forget the preservatives, animal by products, chemical induced mainstream brands, and order a feel-good face product. Better yet, you’r helping animals out too since proceeds are donated to ASPCA.

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What I like most about the face mask  (beside from the fact that no animals were harmed in the making) is the cute little jar it comes in. For me, it’s easily storable and great for on-the-go travels. You can make about 15 deep cleansing face masks using 1-2 teaspoons of the powder and 1-2 teaspoons of water, use more or less depending how thick or thin you want the consistency to be. Leave on for 15 minutes and wa la your fresh feels fresh.
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I loved the fresh mint smell that I could smell and feel working through my pores one step at a time. For $15 a jar, you get everything you ever dreamed of.  High quality vegan face masks are hard to find these days, but this one is pure magnificence. My face feels smooth, oil-free, and renewed using sea clay and yellow silt ingredients.

Organic wines that are totally fine!

Frey Yineyards makes an assortment of organic red and white wines. Each wine contains no sulfites and is totally vegan friendly. Don’t worry it’s also gluten free. Choose from Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Merlot, and Sangiovesen. I am such a lover of white wines, which is why I absolutely loved the Blanc.

I was able to try the 2014 Organic Agriculutrist Blanc and 2015 Organic Pinot Grigio but my favorite was the blanc. It had a light, crisp, and  refreshing taste. I’m thankful and grateful for a semi dry wine that pairs perfectly with any meal.

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Scrambled, what? Scrambled Tofu!

Looking for an easy way to get your protein. Look no further. We got you covered. All you need is a block of tofu (Trader Joe’s), non-dairy milk, flax seeds (grounded) salt, pepper, turmeric, cayenne pepper, vegan cheese, and onions. Pairs perfectly with sauteed spinach, Ozery bakery’s morning rounds, and Freida’s organic polenta.

First, put the block of tofu in a bowl and add about 2 tablespoons of non-dairy milk (I use Califia Farms). Then, add the grounded flax seeds about 1 tablespoon, a dash of salt, pepper, cayenne, and turmeric and two slices of vegan friendly cheese. Chop the onion into small square like pieces, you should use about half of the onion, and then mix it all together.

Heat your pan with drizzled olive oil and then scoop the seasoned tofu into the pan. Mix thoroughly until the onions are translucent and the vegan cheese is fully melted. Getting hungry? You’re almost done. All you have to do now is scoop into your plate.

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Vegan friendly products, Lucid Living Co.

Lucid Living Co. is a vegan and cruelty free company based out of New Jersey. With a line of bath bombs, essential oils, soaps, and chap sticks, you’ll find the perfect scent for you. Choose from a variety of aromatherapy oils including Good Night Potion, Wake Me Up Potion, and Aphrodisiac Potion.

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My personal favorite is the Good Night potion and you can keep it by your bedside and roll it on before you go to sleep. The potion contains coconut oil, jojoba oil, and a blend of therapeutic essential oils like Chamomile, Lavender, and Sweet Marjoram. Ease your stress; let this oil calm your mind. It’s a soothing sweet treat for all of your senses. Breath in and exhale. Repeat. Zzz Goodnight!

Eat cookies, Eat Pastry!

Looking for a sweet non-dairy treat, look no further Eat Pastry offers a whole line of decadent soft baked cookies that are totally satisfying. Whether you like Chocolate Chip, Chocoloic Chip, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, or Snickerdoodle as a non-GMO vegan snack that pairs well with almond milk. Get your (non-dairy) milk and get dipping into your favorite flavor. The Chocolate Chip and Snickerdoodle flavors are also gluten-free in case you were wondering.

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Scoop out about a teaspoon worth of cookie dough, place on a greased tray, and bake for about 10 minutes. If you want to eat it raw, go for it, you can’t get salmonella (since it’s dairy-free) or even scoop it on top of your So Delicious ice cream.

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Get ready and eat…but there might not be any leftovers. Eat Pastry’s cookies are soft, flavorful, and not too sweet. Don’t worry, let your guests try them & they won’t even know that they’re vegan! A+ for Eat Pastry. BRB, while we make more.

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Photos taken by Christa Alexis and a special thanks to Eat Pastry!

Much love, Christa Alexis

Get your protein fill!

Black bean burgers are loaded with protein and fresh veggies like carrots and onions. Get seasoning with cayenne pepper, chili powder, pepper and salt, turmeric, and cumin to spice up the flavor. You’ll need 1 onion, 2 cans of black beans, 2 shredded carrots, 3 garlic cloves, quick oats and soy sauce.

Start off shredding carrots or buy already shredded carrots (much easier and saves you time in the kitchen) and chop onions into small pieces. Chop garlic cloves too!blackbeanburger.JPG

Heat a pan and add a little olive oil to cook the onions, carrots, and garlic in until sauteed. Don’t forget to add some salt and pepper for added flavor. While that’s cooking start mashing your black beans.

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Once the onion, carrots, and garlic is cooked add it to your bowl of mashed black beans, and add 1/2 cup of quick oats, and tablespoon of soy sauce. Mix thoroughly then form into  burgers.

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Let them freeze for 30 minutes and then take them out to cook whenever you want. Just oil a pan and cook them.

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Credits to Tasty for this delicious recipe! Watch the full video on how to make these protein filled black bean burgers.

Hawaii brings us silky smooth natural products!

Puna Noni are all natural products made in Hawaii using an Indian mulberry as a primary ingredient. They have a wide selection of organic products including Noni juice, noni capsules and body care products and even convenient travel size items.

The Sweet Orchid shampoo and conditioner leaves your hair feeling soft, smooth, and silky with an extra shine. Made from plant based Non-GMO certified ingredients and totally vegan-friendly, and don’t worry no animals were harmed in the making.

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The Sweet Orchid smells like a natural sweetness in the palm of your hands. It’s light texture and clean scent makes for a beyond ordinary hair product. Try the Tuberose body wash for a melon scent. Any of Puna Noni products will make a nice refreshing addition to your beauty collection.

Moo on over!

Moo on over, Mini Moos UK based chocolates are dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan friendly. The two flavors, Bunnycomb Bar and Minty Moo, are a blend of minty freshness and nutty hazelnut goodness. Just the right combo of sweetness using cocoa solids, cocoa butter, and natural flavoring with organic ingredients. And guess what? It uses only rice milk to create a creamy decadent flavor. Great for an afternoon snack!

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